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Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens veterans are stepping up

Here are your daily links, including a new mini-putt duel, Les Canadiennes news, Ovechkin being Ovechkin, Crosby getting hot, a new goalie mask, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens Links:

  • Canadiens veterans have stepped up and set the tone with a big game on Saturday, now if they can continue, it will set a great example for the rest of the team this season. [690]
  • The Canadiens players predicted their winners for the Super Bowl, and one team was a clear favourite. [Canadiens]
  • Andrei Markov, Eric Stall, and Torrey Mitchell all played in milestone number games on Sunday. [HE]
  • David Desharnais has been struggling mightily on the power-play as of late. [McKeen's]
  • Tomas Fleischmann and Brian Flynn battle it out in a mini-putting duel:
  • The first all women peewee hockey team is entering a Quebec tournament and Les Canadiennes ladies congratulated and greeted them at their game on Sunday. [LC]
  • ICYMI: Here is your weekly dose of Canadiens comics. [EOTP]
  • Around the NHL and elsewhere:

    • Derek Stepan goes around the Rangers dressing room getting opinions about the Super Bowl from the snacks to some crazy Sunday facts:
    • Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season on Sunday, and he's just writing more history. [HNIC]
    • In the coolest news of the day, this little kid got a stick from Tarasenko, and then gave it to a little kid wearing a Tarasenko jersey. The Blues found the kid, and hooked him up with some Blues apparel. [STL]
    • Sidney Crosby has been on absolute fire as of late. [SN]
    • Joffrey Lupul reflected on a NHL thats weeding out players of his type. [SN]
    • Mark Stone took a skate to the face on Saturday, he returned to the game, and scored. [PHT]
    • A Denver Post columnist slams the Blackhawks anthem tradition. [PD]
    • Jason LaBarbera got a new mask, and it features The Rock. It's pretty great. [Puck Daddy]
    • Blueshirt Banter sat down and had a one-on-one interview with Madison Packer, a defender for the New York Riveters. [BSB]